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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 1-8 May

Dance is the highlight of this week: from the contemporary expressions in the halls and on the streets to India’s classical dance. The events span across Cairo, Alexandria, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Ismailia, Port Said

Ahram Online , Saturday 30 Apr 2016
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Sunday 1 May
 

Oshtoora Festival

Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.

Qaroun Lake, Fayoum

Carnival

CAIRO

Cairo Carnival Spring ‘16

Family Park, El-Rehab city, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Music
6pm
CAIRO

Black Theama Spring concert

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
7.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Wellbeing seminar
6pm
ALEXANDRIA

Yoga workshop. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Theatre performance brought by Al-Qobbari Cultural Palace between 1-4 May

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Alice
Alice in Wonderland (Photo: fragment from the event's promotional material)

Monday 2 May
 

Oshtoora Festival

Oshtoora music and arts festival. Read more here.

Qaroun Lake, Fayoum

Music

3pm-12am

CAIRO

Music day featuring famed Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir as well as performances by different bands and DJ (yet to be announced).  

Smart Village Conference Center, 6th of October, Cairo  

Music/Dance
9pm
CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music/Dance

9.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Theatre performance brought by Al-Qobbari Cultural Palace between 1-4 May

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Dance
8pm
PORT SAID

India’s Odissi classical dance. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about the Odissi dance troupe here

Ports Said  cultural palace, Port Said

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week


Hs Hs Clowns
Hs Hs Clowns (Photo: Hs Hs Clowns facebook event)


Tuesday 3 May
 

Film

6.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Man Without a Past (Aki Kaurismaki, 2002) as part of ADEF DECA’s May programme.

Arab Digital Expression Foundation (ADEF), 143 Street, #8, Muqattam, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Violin recital by Hossam Shehata

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

Concert by Moroccan musician Mehdi Nassouli

El-Geneina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Cairo.

Music/Dance
9pm
CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka, traditional Sudanese music and songs, Al-Jaafra music from Aswan; and traditional music from Eritrea.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Theatre performance brought by Al-Qobbari Cultural Palace between 1-4 May

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Dance/Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about this event here

Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Mehdi Nassouli
Mehdi Nassouli (Photo: El-Genaina Theatre's promotional material)

Wednesday 4 May
 

Exhibition opening

7pm

CAIRO

Allegories, a solo exhibition by Akram Fadl. The exhibition will run until 22 May.

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Singing recital by Karma and Hossam

Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramsis St, Cairo

Music/Dance
9pm
CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Music/Dance

9.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Theatre performance

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Dance/Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Bollywood Love Story musical. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about this event here

Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), Alexandria

Dance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Alice in Wonderland -- Choreography and Staging: Lucien Arino and Georgia Moffa

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexndria

Dance
8pm
ISMAILIA

India’s Odissi classical dance. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about the Odissi dance troupe here

Ismailia cultural palace, Ismailia

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Oshtoora
Oshtoora festival runs until 2 May (Photo: Nada Elissa, courtesy of Oshtoora)

Thursday 5 May
 

Children Theatre
6pm and 8pm
CAIRO

Puppet theatre: Swan Lake, directed by Shoukri Abdallah

The Cairo Puppet Theatre, Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Event titled Classics from Near and Far will feature Cairo Guitar Collective performing works by Tito Puente, Rahbani Brothers (Fairouz), Sayed Darwish, Domenico Scarlatti and more

Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Downtown, Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Organ music: Organist Marie Sophie Goltz will play works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Max Reger.

German church in Boulak, Galaa street, next to Al Ahram building. Downtown. Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Piano recital by Amany Mounir and Omnia Ezzeddin.

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Rania Yehia and her troupe

Om Kalthoum museum, 1 El-Malek El-Saleh, Roda Island (Manial), tel 02 23631467, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Waheed Mamdouh, Guitar Night with String Quartet

Open Air Theatre, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Fursan Al-Sharq lil Turaath wa Al-Raqs Al-Hadith (Knights of the Orient for Heritage and Modern Dance) company presents “Al-Waly” (The Prefect) show.

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Massar Egbary band

River Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of late diva Oum Kalthoum, performing two of her best songs.

Wisdom Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
5pm
ALEXANDRIA

Opening of Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria

Shalalat Garden, Children Area, Alexandria

Lecture

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Lecture about late novelist Mohamed Iqbal

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Piano recital by Taghrid Sameh

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

Odissi
Odissi dancer Dona Ganguly (Photo: courtesy of the India by the Nile organizers)

Friday 6 May
 

Children Theatre
6pm and 8pm
CAIRO

Puppet theatre: Swan Lake, directed by Shoukri Abdallah

The Cairo Puppet Theatre, Next to the Al-Attaba Metro Station, Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance.

Beit El-Seheimy, Haret El-Darb El-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Fursan Al-Sharq lil Turaath wa Al-Raqs Al-Hadith (Knights of the Orient for Heritage and Modern Dance) company presents “Al-Waly” (The Prefect) show.

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre, 12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of late diva Oum Kalthoum, performing two of her best songs.

Wisdom Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

India’s Odissi classical dance. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about the Odissi dance troupe here

Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), Alexandria

Dance

ALEXANDRIA

Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria. The detailed programme and locations to be announced soon

Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

 Nassim el Raqs
Nassim el Raqs festival runs between 5 and 10 May. (Photo: fragment from Nassim el Raqs's promotional material on Facebook)

Saturday 7 May
 

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El Saedi will perform “Dvořák Festival II“: Aziz El Shawan’s Overture to Isis and Osiris, Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor op.64, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G major op. 88. Soloist of the evening is Lidia Baich

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music/Dance

9.30pm

CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off El-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Theatre
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

A joined performance by Hs Hs Clowns from Egypt and and Clowns Without Borders from France

Jesuit Cultural Center, 298 Port Said St, Cleopatra, Alexandria

Dance

ALEXANDRIA

Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria. The detailed programme and locations to be announced soon

Alexandria

Dance
8pm
BENI SUEF

India’s Odissi classical dance. The event is part of the India by the Nile festival which runs between 23 April and 7 May. Read more about the Odissi dance troupe here

Beni Suef cultural palace, Beni Suef

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week


Cairo Symphony Orchestra
Cairo Symphony Orchestra (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)

 

Sunday 8 May
 

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, 2014)

NVIC Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

Music

7.45pm

CAIRO

Celebrating 100th birthday of musician Aziz Al-Shawwan

Al-Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

A night of spiritual music by the Indonesian Inshad troupe.

Qubbat Al-Ghouri (Al-Ghouri Dome), Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Cairo

Dance

ALEXANDRIA

Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria. The detailed programme and locations to be announced soon

Alexandria

Al-Waly
Al-Waly by Fursan Al-Sharq lil Turaath wa Al-Raqs Al-Hadith (Knights of the Orient for Heritage and Modern Dance) (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

EXHIBITIONS this week
 

Exhibition

4-22 May

CAIRO

Allegories, a solo exhibition by Akram Fadl.

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

24 Apr- 15 May

CAIRO

Paintings by Hisham Abdallah

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

27 Apr- 11 May

CAIRO

Painting exhibition by Amal Nasr

Art Lounge, 37 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,,1st floor, ap.2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

9 Apr- 6 May

CAIRO

Max Vityk Retrospective

Arts Mart, at KM28 on the Cairo-Alex Desert Road before Dandy Mall, behind Total Petrol Station

Exhibition

16 Apr- 3 May

Works by late Armenian-Egyptian cartoonist and caricaturist Alexander Saroukhan

Al-Masar Gallery, 157 B, 26th of July Street, Ground floor, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 Apr- 31 May

CAIRO

Log In, a group exhibition about social media.

Darb 1718, Kasr El Shamaa street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church and Amr Mosque

Exhibition

11 Apr - 9 May

CAIRO

Time Intermezzo, by Wael Darwish in venue 1, and Ahmed Abdel Tawab in venue 2

Zamalek Art Gallery, 1 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

11 Apr- 4 May

CAIRO

Sculpture exhibition by Sarkis Tossoonian and Alfons Louis

Safar Khan Art Gallery, 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

12 Apr - 3 May

CAIRO

Renee, painting exhibit by Guirguis Lotfy

Art Talks, 8 El Kamel Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

13 Apr-18 May

CAIRO

Indelible, a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath. Read more here.

The Photographic Gallery, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, AUC, New Cairo  

Exhibition

20 - 4 Jun

CAIRO

Chronic, a multimedia exhibition by CIC that comprises the 2nd chapter of If Not For That Wall

CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat St., Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

20 Apr- 24 May

CAIRO

Binary is False Idol, digital artwork by Setareh Shahbazi

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibition

21 Apr- tba

7pm

CAIRO

Sixth edition of Special Art Salon

Saad Zaghloul Cultural Center, 2 Saad Zaghloul street, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibit/Books 24 Apr- 23 May

ALEXANDRIA

7th BA International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, showcasing artworks created by 73 artists from 12 different countries.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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